The Lake District is open for business, that’s the message from the Lake District National Park as it launches its new 2016 events guide this week.
With more than 500 events on offer throughout the year, visitors, locals and day-trippers are invited to choose from a fantastic selection of activities, walks and events across the national park.
Kicking off the season in February, events include ‘Animal Encounters’, ‘Wordsworth Wednesdays’ and ‘Lakeland storytelling’ or for those looking for a high fell adventure, learn how to use ice axe and crampons with Helvellyn fell top assessor Graham Uney on a ‘Winter Skills’ course.
More than 300 events are led by the National Park’s volunteer service, including leisurely walks on the fells, navigation skills days, guided cycle rides and themed walks that will reflect the Lake District’s bid for World Heritage status this year.
Events coordinator for the Lake District National Park, Andrea Hills, said: “With over 15million visitors every year, the Lake District is one of the most popular destinations in the UK. So we’ve made sure there’s something for everybody in our new guide, from breath-taking walks across the fells to family Easter activities.
“One to watch this year is ‘Flight’ in July – a series of performances at Brockhole on Windermere that will take audiences on a journey through Cumbria’s First World War aviation history. Held over three days in Brockhole’s historic house and gardens, the piece by artist Geraldine Pilgrim will feature local volunteer performers and will link to the new cultural festival, Lakes Alive, to be launched in Kendal in August.”
The events listings can be found online at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/events where you can book or find out more, or the free guide can be picked up from tourist information centres, hotels and attractions across the Lake District.